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Sts PHILIP & JAMES

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St. Philip came from Bethsaida of Galilee. He was martyred in the first century by dying on the cross at Heirapolis. He is only mentioned in the Gospels with the list of the apostles. St. Philip along with St. James is the Patron Saint of Uruquay.
Tomb of Philip found

 

St. James,who died in 62 A.D., was the son of Alphaeus and believed to be a cousin of the Lord. He was believed to be the leader of the Jerusalem Church and has an epistle ascribed to him. St. James was either beaten or stoned to death. This St. James is often referred to as St James the Less to distinguish him from the other apostle, St James the Greater, who was called to be an apostle before him.

 

St Conleth

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St Conleth was thought to be from the Wicklow area. Joined St Brigid's community in Kildare as a priest. Was venerated as a great saint. Cogitasus, in his Life of Brigid, refers to him as bishop and abbot of the monks of Kildare. He is buried beside Brigid in the great church there.